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, jr. live in san francisco with the meaning behind the freedom train ride. >>> dr. martin luther king, jr. will be reserved for those who marched with dr. king. now the freedom train pulled in and hundreds have boarded caltrans for the freedom ride which commemorates the alabama civil rights march from selma to montgomery. >> it is for all americans to get out and enjoy this day and just to celebrate and just remember all of the struggle ams we awe have come through. >> they joined them from na march -- joined them in a march which honored dr. martin luther king, jr. and people of all races and religions would march together and many parents are bringing their children to pay tribute. >> it is really important for kids to know how far we have come and how much further we have yet to go so i decided to bring my daughters here so they could see the memorial. >> it's just basically freedom and we wanted to show his dream for all of us. >> reporter: they will be commemorating his dream and legacy and it would be hard to ask for a more gorgeous day out here. reporting live san francisco. >
the memory of dr. martin luther king jr. this weekend, we cap off the 10th anniversary week by revisiting our conversation with a civil rights icon in her own right, coretta scott king. back in 2005, we traveled to atlanta for a very special program with miss king at the famed ebenezer baptist church, the church that was home base for dr. king during much of the civil rights movement. a conversation which would turn out to be one of her last on national television. we're glad you could join us to wrap up this 10th anniversary week with a conversation with coretta scott king, coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: as we kick off our second season in 2005, we could
, welcome to a brand-new day, january 21st, dr. martin luther king, jr. day. thank you for joining us, i guess steve says, enjoy the nice weather we are having tomorrow looks like another nice day, very nice around the coast and it does look like we will have more in five minutes, here is sal. >>> traffic is moving along well with the 880 split and it looks good if you are driving to the westbound bay bridge, let's go back to the desk. >>> preparations are underway for president barack obama's second inauguration which is now underway and tori campbell is there in washington d.c. where she met up with a family making their first trip, it is pretty exciting to talk to all the people out there, story. >> reporter: it really is, i have been meeting people everywhere and the sun is up and the clouds are still rolling in behind me. it is not quite as cold which is nice. just north of the capital building, it is not just the people rolling in from the metro station but you see quite a bit of media set up as well and dwight a few folks doing a lot of reporting from this section of the capital.
. >>> well, good morning, welcome to a brand-new day, it is dr. martin luther king, jr. day, i am dave clark. >> thank you for joining us, mlk day, inauguration day, tell us what the weather will be like. >> it will be very mild to warm upper 50s and 60s and 68 in morgan hill. here is sal. >>> traffic is going well, there are no major problems getting to the bay bridge toll plaza. also the morning commute looks good coming to the mcarthur maze. let's go back to the desk. >>> topping our news, just a few hours from now for president barack obama's second term, it gets underway in washington d.c. and our very own anchor is there tori campbell she joins us with the preparations now as that will be in the parade, story? >> reporter: good morning, pam, i am -- tori campbell. >> reporter: good morning, pam, there are a lot of barricades set up and only people with tickets can get in and you need get in to the area that corresponds with your ticket. people with orange and yellow tickets need to head into that direction to get to their seats so people with orange tickets need head to that area and
celebrate the life of martin luther king jr. an event that shook the nation to its foundation and brought civil rights to the forefront of that year's presidential campaign. a gunman would assassinate reverent king then two months later, robert f. kennedy was shot and killed on the night he won the california primary. george watson brought us this report back in 1988. 20 years after the king assassination. >> like anybody i would like to live a long life, longevity has its place. but i'm not concerned about that now. i just want to do god's will. and he's allowed me to go up to the mountain, and i've looked over and i've seen the promise land. i mean i'll get there with you. but i want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the promise land. >> reporter: the preacher became the prophet. while standing in tennessee, martin luther king's words rang horribly true. a single gunshot would kill the leader. the shot came from over there. fired from a tiny room it tore into the body of the entire country. rioting broke out. blacks bellowed out theirager in a fire storm of anger and
the festivities on the day that honored martin luther king, jr. for more on today's festivities in washington, log on to www.ktvu.com and click on the inauguration tab. >>> while addressing the nation today president obama promised action on climate change. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler joins us now live in foster city with reaction and the reality. john? >> reporter: indeed it is beautiful here tonight at center park but experts tell me do nothing and today's children will inherit a changed world. >> reporter: foster city could be at the bottom of the bay as seas rise from climate change, water, food and civilization disrupted. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing the failure to do so would betray our children. >> reporter: he devoted a minute to climate change. it was more than in the reelection campaign so it was a welcome surprise. >> reporter: he notes climate and energy reform failed three years ago when democrats controlled congress. >> it is hard to imagine this congress really approving aggressive legislation on the climate issue. >> people notice glob
long people came here to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr. >> reporter: hundreds of people boarded cal train for the freedom train from san jose to san francisco. it commemorates the alabama civil civil rights march. >> this is for all americans. to get out and enjoy this day and to celebrate and remember the struggles that we all have been through. [ singing ] >> reporter: hundreds of people join said them for a mile and a half march to the gardens. >> celebrating dr. king and celebrating community. that is important. >> reporter: more than a thousand people attended prayer services services and presentations on the life of dr. king. she knew and marched with dr. king. >> very, very nice. he was a wonderful person. wonderful person. non-violent. turning of the cheek. >> reporter: she was one of many african americans turned away that voting both. joining a dangerous protest march. she marched with dr. king on the civil rights march. >> very, very scary and a memorable experience that just doesn't go away. >> reporter: many people said a lot changed but more needs
, the inauguration also comes on the federal holiday in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr., who delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago, not far from here at the lincoln memorial. later in our special coverage, we will air excerpts of some of dr. king's less often played speeches, including "beyond vietnam." why he opposed the war in vietnam. but first, we turn to some of the voices of hope and resistance from sunday night's piece ball. not affiliated with any political party, the celebration at the mead center for american theater paid tribute to the continuing struggle for peace and justice here in the united states and throughout the world. we begin with naacp president benjamin jealoin. >> this is the place to be tonight. the challenge for our country was never to see the day when a person of color would be president, know the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to happen again and again. we knew it could be condoleezza rice. it could be colin powell. but we got barack obama. we got a man who was a product of a progressive movement. as we stand her
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there was three of us. now sometimes children you don't think of dr. martin luther king jr. as a child but he was really a child and grew up just like you, and so that's why i wanted to write this book. the book is entitled" my brother martin." it has lots of illustrations in it. i hope that you will have a chance to get to see the book more closely. ok. so this is part of it. a sister remembers. the sister, of course, is me. ok. the book starts out -- i will arche some words that martine some more of the martin said and the march i have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with the little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. i have a dream today. that's what he said in washington, d.c. at the lincoln memorial. ok. the book starts out and it has a picture of me. now when i wrote this book, i envisioned that i would be reading to children just like you, and the reason i thought of that is because my grandmother and my aunt lived in the home with us and many times they would baby-sit for my mother and father and they would sit and read
: what would martin luther king jr. be doing if he were alive today? chances are he wouldn't be working for the koch brothers. coming up next. only on current tv. [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? the tons of obama merchandise. we have some souvenirs like the john boehner commemorative inaugural republican drinking glass. it's always half empty, never half full, and it's perfect for when you want to cry in your own beer in public. and the rush limbaugh commemorative inaugural bucket of sand. designed to bury your head neck deep so ignore history and facts and it's big enough to hold all your viagra for those guy weekend in the dominican republic. google it. and for the kids we've got the inaugural commemorative radio-controlled drone flyer. now children can fly like an eagle and spy like one, too. and lil drone can also fly into other people's yards and destroy stuff. the insight and analysis. current tv presents the presidential ina
the president hand on 2 bibles president lincoln and dr. dr. martin luther king jr. and this time it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of the president of the united states and will. >>reporter: then the president address. shy of 19 minutes. when the theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will see that so long as we seize it together. together. together. >>reporter: first president ever to include gay in his inaugural while talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal then surely the love we dmoyt one another must be equal as well. >>reporter: president insisting we address climate change and immigration arguing we should welcome striving immigrants. >> until bright young students and engineers are listed in our work force rather than expelled from our country there. were powerful performances. kelly clarkson stirring rendition of my country 'tis of thee. ♪ [ singing]. >>reporter: beyonce returning 4 years later this time to sing the national anthem.
been in the midst of it, having bricks thrown at her. and you met martin luther king, jr. by the way. since tomorrow is martin luther king day, we will talk about that and the inauguration, among other things when we return. . >>> we are talking to belva davis, one-of-a-kind, pioneering and paving the way for all women in broadcasting. >> yes. there were women on the east coast -- not on the west coast -- but who were there. >> why do you think that is? even though i grew up on the east coast, i always thought the west coast was a little more innovative. >> exactly. especially in los angeles. the l.a. cbs station hired their first black woman and i assisted that. so, we were not only the coast, but we were the center- point. >> quickly tell that story. you alluded to it a little in the piece. you want to cover a fashion show at the fairmont. they sent you out to kpix to do this and they said female flop, send the girls or woman for a story on cooking or fashion. tell what happened when you went in? >> i went in with a photographer with a camera on his back. i am carrying a tripo
martin hraoutor king jr.? -- luther king jr.? all right. ok. do you realize he was a little boy one time just like you? ok. you knew him i'm sure as an adult. so this morning or early afternoon, i'm going to read to you from the book that i wrote about him. he was my brother and we had one other brother so there was three of us. now sometimes children you don't think of dr. martin luther king jr. as a child but he was really a child and grew up just like you, and so that's why i wanted to write this book. the book is entitled" my brother martin." it has lots of illustrations in it. i hope that you will have a chance to get to see the book more closely. ok. so this is part of it. a sister remembers. the sister, of course, is me. ok. the book starts out -- i will quote some words that martin said on the march on washington. i have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with the little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. i have a dream today. that's what he said in washington, d.c. at the lincoln memorial. ok. the book starts out an
you very much. >> thank you. >> now the daughter of civil rights leaders martin luther king jr. and st. john's scott king desert rose in the life and legacy of coretta space king. she talks with books of america the publishers' trade show. this is about half an hour. >> bernice, who was scott bagley? >> well the sister of coretta scott king. >> and your mother. >> yes, my mother, so my aunt. he and my mother grew up in alabama together obviously and she later became a john notte professor. she founded the university in pennsylvania. so, a very lively woman. and unfortunately passed last year in june after completing the book. >> so this book is desert rose, the life and legacy of coretta scott king and the author is your aunt. when did she write this book? >> welcome it was a journey that began with my mother's request to write her story. at that time both of my parents were constantly being threatened she was confirmed she wouldn't be lost and wanted people to know she wasn't just the life of martin luther king jr. and mother of children but the role in the movement and very much an a
was sworn in, in 1861. he will use martin luther king jr. personal bible. it has extra significance in this inauguration because it's happening on the federal holiday that honors the civil rights leader. both bibles will be stacked on top of each other. in the first inauguration, the president used the lincoln bible as well. martin luther king jr.'s bible, it was his traveling bible when he would go places to make speeches. he would take that bible with him. he'd be able to study from that bible and pull verses if he wanted to insert things into speeches. >> how is that having your hand on the bible used by lincoln and martin luther king jr. >> absolutely. >> the first family observed martin luther king jr. day on saturday with a day of service, of course. >> with thousands of others. >>> if you're planning to go to the national mall, plan on leaving plenty of extra time. >> you're going to need it. security will be tight for everybody downtown for the event. news 4's megan mcgrath live on the mall this morning with more. megan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. they're
martin luther king, jr. and finally, dogs and the people they serve from the group canine companions for independence including some fauquier county, virginia. they will come down pennsylvania avenue. >> that will be fun to see. >>> and the other big story we are following, the baltimore ravens are super bowl bound. dave ross is here and there is a little controversy over whether you actually picked them or not. >> first of all, i got a hug from tucker barnes when i picked them. that does not happen very often. for the record, i picked the ravens to win the super bowl in the proseason and i gave up on them halfway through. i cannot believe they went to denver and beat peyton manning and yesterday going up to new england and beating tom brady and those boys. incredible, incredible performance. we'll get to the highlights. they were 10-point underdogs going into new england yesterday and somehow, some way, joe flacco and company, john harbaugh, they got it down. this is how they got it done. nifty footwork there, tucker barnes. scoots into the end zone. there is the hoodie.
students find a special way to honor dr. martin luther king, jr. >>> twin sitters diane and darlene met their husbands. the brothers propose the on the same day with the same style en gaining. ring and even have a double wedding. the couples bought homes next to each other. one couple even gave birth to identical twins.  >>> in honor of the late dr. martin luther king, jr., some students recited his famous i have a dream speech. they recited it on the steps of the lincoln memorial today. >> 100 years later, the negro is still not free. >> it makes it fun because you get to learn about all the people who made your life better. >> some of you have come from area where the quest for freedom must be battered by the storm of persecution and staggered by the weight of police brutality. >> most of them came from areas where they wanted to be free but the people got in their way. >> let freedom ring on the snow capped rockies of colorado. >> let freedom ring from the gracious slopes of california. >> lets freedom ring from the mountains of georgia. >> this is important for kids t
in abraham lincoln's inauguration another belonging to dr. martin luther king jr. who we honor today. the president referenced the slain civil rights leader prominently in the remarks. he took on gay rights and immigration and entitlements and the deep political divide across our nation. first to the parade route. john roberts will travel with the parade along pennsylvania avenue if the technical gods allow it. john, good afternoon. >> so far the gods are with us. if we could spin the camera over here a little bit you can see the east front of the capitol the president will join the motorcade coming out of the driveway from the east front to the constitution avenue. this will be in the next hour and a half to two hours. the parade is 1.5 mile long including a mix of civilian and military contributions, mostly marching bands and a lost floats that will be brought in from the civilian side of things something implemented in 1841 by william henry harrison. you will know he liked to do things big. he had the longist inaugural address of anyone at two hours in horrible weather and he did
in today using a pair of bible one belonged to dr. martin luther king jr. and the other president lincoln. in the inaugural speech the president talked about his focus on the next 4 years. deficit. immigration rae fovrment and the fight against climate change. he called on americans to solve our nation's problems together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will seize it as long as we seize it together. [applause]. >>reporter: and president obama spoke of unity today from the capitol steps but some key component of the second term agenda we spoke today is hardly easy for democrats and republicans to agree on. and dealing with climate change. >> that's right. after a year of record breaking droughts and of course hurricane sandy, president obama placed climate change center stage as he embarks on second term. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change. knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [applause]. >> the president spoke on climate change more than any other issue in the inaugural address. >> a little surp
one belonged to dr. martin luther king jr. and the other president lincoln. in the inaugural speech the president talked about his focus on the next 4 years. deficit. immigration rae fovrment and the fight against climate change. he called on americans to solve our nation's problems together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will seize it as long as we sei [applause] together. [applause]. >>reporter: and president obama spoke of unity today from the capitol steps but some key component of the second term agenda we spoke today is hardly easy for democrats and republicans to agree on. and dealing with climate change. >> that's right. after a year of record breaking droughts and of course hurricane sandy, president obama placed climate change center stage as he embarks on second term. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change. knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [applause]. >> the president spoke on climate change more than any other issue in the inaugural address. >> a little surprising because this
is live here in d.c. tonight. also the day the nation honors dr. martin luther king jr. and the president said he really drew inspiration from dr. king and abraham lincoln for today's speech, ed. >> that's right, shep. you heard the president citing both of them, talking a lot about civil rights and really casting himself as someone who wants to carry on their civil rights legacies. i think the broadered message of that what it means in the current political environment is he made very clear that he just didn't win the last election. he believes he has a mandate. he believes he is going to be very aggressive in the days ahead. he was talking about taking action on climate change, immigration reform and at a time when everyone in washington is talking about debt and deficits. he also gave a very rigorous defense of entitlement spending, take a listen. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid security, these things do not sap our initiative. they strengthen us. [ applause ] they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this co
on the same day the nation pauses to remember civil rights legend and icon dr. martin luther king jr.. two men, two very different dreams forever linked. it is monday january 21st inauguration day and good morning. thank you for joining fox 5 special coverage. i'm allison seymour. >> i'm tony perkins. we are broadcasting from our temporary fox 5 studios high atop the canadian embassy. it's a beautiful building and a beautiful view. we are blocks from where all the accident gets underway. we will bring it all to you live all morning long as we mentioned earlier. this is president obama's 4th oath of office. he took his third yesterday. we'll show you a little bit of that. >> chief justice john roberts administered the oath. the president has two swearing in ceremonies because inauguration day fell yesterday. he had two of the first time around because he and justice roberts flood their lines during the public ceremony. >> vice president joe biden was also sworn in yesterday morning just as he administered his oath at the naval observatory. >> today's oaths will take place just before the noon h
in segregation. >> dr. martin luther king, jr. was a baptist minister from atlanta, georgia. he fought to overturn the jim crowe laws not with violence, but peace. >> we seek nonviolence and passive resistance and still determined to use the weapon of love. >> mike: that was in alabama, where dr. king was leading the montgomery bus boycott to end the days where blacks had to give up their seats for whites, the boycott lasted more than a year until a court put an end to segregation on buses. through the leadership conference dr. king worked with other civil rights lead towers bring the movement for equality not just for the south, but throughout the nation. >> i still have a dream. >> yes. >> it is deeply rooted in the american dream. >> mike: in 1963, dr. king brought the march to washington and announced his dream for all to hear. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of this creed. the children who will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. i have a drea
the charge in segregation. >> dr. martin luther king, jr. was a baptist minister from atlanta, georgia. he fought to overturn the jim crowe laws not with violence, but peace. >> we seek nonviolence and passive resistance and still determined to use the weapon of love. >> mike: that was in alabama, where dr. king was leading the montgomery bus boycott to end the days where blacks had to give up their seats for whites, the boycott lasted more than a year until a court put an end to segregation on buses. through the leadership conference dr. king worked with other civil rights lead towers bring the movement for equality not just for the south, but throughout the nation. >> i still have a dream. >> yes. >> it is deeply rooted in the american dream. >> mike: in 1963, dr. king brought the march to washington and announced his dream for all to hear. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of this creed. the children who will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. i have
, the national observance of martin luther king jr.'s birthday. >> earlier 25today, president obama and vice president biden traveled to the martin luther king jr. monument. >> mother person who was sut cut down. medger evers was shot. and you're the first lay woman, usually it's clergy who gives the invocation, they've told you three minutes does that make you anxious? >> three minutes. no, it doesn't. first of all, i'm just thrilled. i'm so honored to have been asked to deliver the invocation. to get it down to three minutes is going to be a little difficult for me. but i've gone through it and i think i will be successful. if not, perhaps they'll turn the mike off. i don't know. >> they'll play music loud and someone will haul you off the stage. ironically, it was 50 years ago that you were trying to get to the march on washington. >> that is correct. >> and you obviously could not. >> i was in boston, and had just delivered a speech there. transportation was slow. i got to washington and could not get to the stage. it was so disappointing. and for years, heartbreaking. because i wanted s
about her father making martin luther king jr. a day of service. and what is he feeling, going through this time as he prepares to take the oath of office once again. and what would it be like to actually have martin luther king jr.'s bible, as well. had a chance to talk to her, there are a couple of things she said. >> there is nothing quite like that first time when you walk out and you see the mall is full of people who come from all over the country and the world to celebrate your first inauguration. so that was historic. we have been through a challenging four-year period. he has been very emotional about the campaign and all of the young and older people who have just rolled up their sleeves and worked so hard to get him reelected for a second term. so i think it will be a deeply emotional moment. >> there is criticism about his new cabinet. if you look at cia, secretary of defense, state and treasury, all white men. what does he need to do moving forward so that there are more people who look like you and look like others who are in his cabinet? >> well, suzanne, the president h
. 2013] >> a look at the martin luther king jr. memorial here in washington d.c. and head of president obama's inauguration tomorrow. >> a look at the martin luther king memorial here in washington. president obama was officially sworn in at the white house. the public swearing and it coincides with martin luther king day. they will be using one of the civil rights leaders bible for the swearing in. we'll have live coverage at 7:00 eastern. the president and vice president are expected to go to morning services at st. john's episcopal church. here is more about the church, known as the church of the president. >> located across lafayette square from the white house is st. john's episcopal church, known as the church of the president's. built in 1816 and designed by the u.s. capitol architect. every president since james madison has attended at least one service there. we got a tour of the national historic landmark. >> this is the original church pews that have been here since 1843. at that time, they had to read number the pews because they had more of them. what was the president's p
tomorrow because of martin luther king jr. day. also interesting to note as these buses pull in here that just next to the training facility is the new stadium looming above us. for now, of course, everyone is just focused on the super bowl which happens february 3rd against the ravens in new orleans. of course that means the two harbaugh brothers will be coaching against one another. we visited more than one viewing party today and everyone just ear rupped when it became clear the 49ers had won the game. and you can still feel that excitement that we observed earlier today out here tonight as the team arrives back home. a few people out here actually took cabs here. so they could be here to welcome the team home. that is true dedication. this has been a really good time to be a san francisco sports fan, diane, as you know. >> quick question for you. we see all the folks there and the buses are passing by. where are the buses headed? is there a another entrance to the training facility? >> yes. as we understand, the buses pull around the back, come in through the building and hopeful
. today, of course, the national holiday honoring dr. martin luther king, jr. a wreath laying ceremony was held on sunday at the memorial for the civil rights leader on the national mall. among the dignitaries and celebrities on hand were martin luther king iii, reverends alsharpton and jesse jackson. sharpton called the dr. king day and inauguration weekend and intersection of history. what a nice day it was outside for that too. got up to like 61,. >> yesterday was gorgeous. >> certainly not what we expected. >> i think everybody was presently expected to the up side on yesterday's daytime high. it was a good 10 degrees warmer than most of the forecasts were expecting. today will be in the mid-40s. if you are leaving had head downtown in the next hour or two, it is cold. temperature have fallen back in the mid-30s. check out dulles and bwi marshall. both freezing or even colder. going to an an interesting day. i think we'll start the day with some sunshine. as we get into the afternoon hours, we'll have this arctic front approaching from the north and west. it is truly an arctic boun
to doctor martin luther king jr. >>> people from all walks of life, from all corners of the country, are going to be watching president obama take the oath of office for the second time tomorrow. and student president of clark atlanta university, tyler joshua green, remember that name, tyler joshua green, he will be one of them and he joins me now from atlanta, where he and 50 other students will get on a bus this evening to ride to washington. tyler, welcome. this is a huge moment in history. are you and your friends excited about being able to witness it? >> we are absolutely excited, ready to get on the bus and head down to see history in the making. >> yeah. did you vote last year and is this your first inauguration? >> this is my first time voting, my first inauguration and it's a wonderful opportunity to vote for someone that otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to. so, we are, in essence, making history in our own right. >> president obama became the first african-american president. what has that meant to you? >> i think that it's, first and foremost, a monument to us occ
very much. >> now bernice king the daughter of civil rights leader martin luther king jr. and coretta scott king discusses the recently published biography of her mother. desert rose the life and legacy of coretta scott king. she talked with booktv at bookexpo america publishing's annual trade show. this is about half an hour. >> bernice king who is edith scott dagley? >> guest: at edith scott bickley -- coretta scott king was the wife of martin luther king jr. -- cohost land your mother. >> guest: yes my mother so she was my aunt. she and my mother grew up in alabama together and she later became a drama professor. in fact she founded the drama department at the state university. she was a very lively woman and unfortunately passed last year in june. after completing this book. >> this book is desert rose the life and legacy of coretta scott king and the author is your aunt eva scott dagley? when did she write this book lacks. >> guest: well it was a journey that began with my mother's requested 1966 to write her story. at that time both of my parents were constantly being threaten
and the nation are honoring martin luther king jr. >>> tonight planners in washington, d.c. are putting the finishing touches on the big inauguration ceremonies. president obama will be sworn in publicly outside the capital tomorrow. ktvu's ken pritchett live now in the nation's capital and he tells us this inauguration will be very different from president obama's first inauguration. >> reporter: tomorrow morning hundreds of thousands of people will stand in line for hours in the cold so they can take in history as president obama takes a ceremonial oath of office here at the capital. obviously it is a huge event. but it is not as huge as what we saw four years ago. as the finishing touches are put in place the stage and thousands of chairs set for president obama's second in inaugural. there are people like gail olaney with memories still fresh from last time. >> if there were so many people it was awesome. it was surreal. it really was. >> reporter: the inaugural drew 1.8 million people. 800,000 are expected to attend tomorrow. among them many bay area residents. congressman eric swa
, it is tuesday january 15th, dr. martin luther king, jr. was born today. >> time now 5:30, i know the dr. martin luther king, jr. birthday was observed monday. >>> it's cold in chuckee but it is 9 below, fairfield is in the 20s and it's cold with an east breeze with a slightly warmer day near the east bay. >>> and traffic is looking good in oakland with no major problems and if you are driving to the bay bridge it is a nice drive. also from out past the carquinez bridge it looks good, now let's go back to the desk. >>> we have news from several fire agencies battling the fire not far from the carquinez bridge in the city of crocket. alex savage is right there and sal legs, you spoke with investigators who say this is suspicious? >> reporter: at this point the chief feels it is suspicious because nobody was living near the building and there is no reason why the fire would start accidentally. most of the fire has been knocked down and it is very dark down there, as you push into the pier the fire department will come in here and try to get to the underside of the pier and take care of the smolde
of dr. martin luther king, jr. but there will be other reminders of this nation's long journey on the road to inclusion. among them, a high school marching band from arkansas and a civil rights pioneer who bookend a vivid story of how far this nation has come. the name is the same, but the little rock central high school of 2013 marches to a different drum. the irony will be inescapable when this racially mixed group of students from little rock's most infamous school perform at the second inauguration of america's first black president. >> we are not just historic because of what happened in 1957. we are great in academics, music, which is why we are going to the inauguration. >> reporter: 1957. before these students and even the president himself were born. little rock central high was not a great place then, but rather the flashpoint in the battle over court-ordered school desegregation, forced by the federal government to accept black students. >> at 8:28 this morning, little rock time, the nine negro students who arrive here at this school daily arrive here again this morn
and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr., i am pleased to be joined by dr. clayborne carson, the director of the mlk research and education institute at stanford. he joins us tonight from colorado. always good to have you back on this program. >> great to be with you. tavis: at the king day to you. what do you make of the fact that, on this day, we do not just celebrate the legacy and life of dr. king, but the first african-american president inaugurated for the second time? >> there is so much to celebrate on this day and so much to remember about the part of king's dream that has not been fulfilled. particularly the issue of poverty. there are so many things that make us thankful that the civil- rights reforms were achieved. i think it is important, particularly on this day, to remember that, if king were around, he would be pushing us to deal with that have -- that pestering issue of poverty. tavis: why is it that you think that, with all the evidence supporting the notion that pozner -- the poverty is threatening our democracy, it is a matter of national security, one out of two ameri
boroughs. com. >> welcome to bay sunday. today we honor dr. martin luther king jr.. >>> an author of a book that might help you. and al roker has a new book out on his life. >>> if you would like to connect with us, we would like to connect to you. >>> a salute to dr. martin luther king jr.. there are big planning here in the bay area. a festival, a concert.
to honor dr. martin luther king jr. >> i just wanted an opportunity to say thank you to everyone that worked so hard on the campaign. >> reporter: really a wonderful day out there on the national mall today. next we'll be heading to california's ball, talking to some of the top state legislators who will be there, about issues like gun control and the democratic super majority. >> there's talk that there's less excitement than there was four years ago, when the president's inauguration was unprecedented. what is it like there? >> reporter: i think there is a lot of energy and enthusiasm out here, although i will say, from what we've seen today, we have not certainly seen the crowds that there were out and about four years ago. certainly the energy is there, but it seems like so far it will be a much smaller number of people in attendance this time around. >> all right. christin ayers in washington, d.c. tonight. thank you so much. >>> and stay with cbs 5 for complete coverage of the inauguration with special reports tomorrow and monday from c
with our freedom that we have today. >> there's also a float honoring martin luther king, jr. tomorrow's parade falls on the civil right leader's national holiday and there are floats representing the first and second family's home states, hawaii, illinois, pennsylvania, and delaware. again, the parade route will force more street closures tomorrow. for complete travel information, go to nbcwashington.com/inauguration, and click on our locals guide. >>> it was another sunny day on the national mall but we're still expecting a chilly inauguration day. here is storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell with a look at the forecast. hey, chuck. >> good evening. good evening, everybody. there are no guarantees in the weather department but i guarantee you this, it's going to be colder tomorrow than today. downsloping winds allowed a 62 degree high temperature today. we're down to 50 degrees right now, but already back into the upper 30s in northern and western maryland. the wind is still quite gusty. gusting between 20 and 30 miles an hour across much of the area. the wind will continue to lay d
and chris tucker joined civil leaders today for a wreath laying ceremony to honor dr. martin luther king jr. people from all over the country flocked to the king memorial today and said they'll be back on the mall tomorrow. >> i get medicare, medicaid. i have problems walking. but i wouldn't let nothing stop me. >> the president will honor dr. king tomorrow, getting sworn in on a bible king carried during his fight for equality. >>> it might be sunday night, but the town is buzzing, including lots of balls and galas to celebrate the president's second term in office. erica gonzalez is live tonight in maryland with a look at that party and some of the others around tonight, erica. >> reporter: that's right, jim. we have been ball hopping, as you called it earlier, all throughout the evening. the party here at the national harbor still going until 1:00 in the morning. hundreds have come out to celebrate a second term for president barack obama. ♪ ♪ hit me with your best shot >> reporter: the stars were out in arlington. >> a stylist, makeup, you know, nordstrum. >> reporter: it's shauna's
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